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Why is My Air Conditioner Still Malfunctioning?


If you’re having to invest in air conditioning repairs over and over again, you may be wondering why your AC is still malfunctioning. Persistent AC problems can be a big headache. The good news is that even the most confusing AC problems can have very simple solutions. You just have to know where to look. 

If you’re thinking about AC replacement in Cypress, TX, give our team a call first. We can assess your air conditioner and talk to you about repair options before replacing the unit completely. If you do think an AC replacement is necessary, we can also outline your system options so you can make the best choice for your home and family. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about persistent AC problems. 

AC Not Turning On

Electrical Connections

If your AC won’t turn on, there could be a variety of causes. It may seem silly, but make sure that your AC unit is plugged in. It is possible for the unit’s plug to come loose over time. If the plug is secure, check the circuit breaker next. If something happened and there was a power surge, the circuit breaker may have tripped to protect your unit from damage. You can reset the breaker and see if your AC will turn back on. If neither of these solutions works, you may need a qualified electrician to take a closer look, and our team can help. 


A problem with your air conditioner not turning on may not be your air conditioner at all. It may be your thermostat. If your thermostat is not properly connected to your air conditioner, then it won’t signal for your AC to turn on when it needs to. Sometimes, your thermostat needs new batteries. Other times it needs professional calibration. Either way, fixing your thermostat is very simple and can get your air conditioner working again. 

Poor Airflow

It’s also possible that your air conditioner has poor airflow into or out of the system. If your air filter is dirty, it could be blocking airflow going into your air conditioner. This can lead to your air conditioner working harder to try and cool your home. Replace the air filter and see if that helps. 

If it doesn’t, then you may have poor airflow within the system or from the ductwork blowing back out into your home. If you have tried to close off the air vents in an effort to redirect airflow, try re-opening the vents. It may be that airflow is backing up in the system instead of blowing out into your home. 

It’s also possible that your ductwork has significant holes that are allowing air to escape before it ever reaches your home. Your air conditioner may be working harder to heat and cool your home without the desired results. This can put a lot of strain on your system and lead to it breaking down from the stress. 

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